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David Lang & Mac Wellman: The Difficulty of Crossing a Field

Harlem String Quartet, Douglas Kinney Frost

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The Difficulty of Crossing a Field  
1
Opening
David Lang; Harlem String Quartet; Douglas Kinney Frost
2:26
2
Belladonna. The First Telling
David Lang; Beverly O'Regan Thiele; Laquita Mitchell; Mari-Yan Pringle; Nicole Mitchell; Martin Bakari; Jorell Williams; Brandon Coleman; Isaiah Robinson; Harlem String Quartet; Douglas Kinney Frost
8:40
3
Interlude 1. Today Is the Day
David Lang; Cree Carrico; Harlem String Quartet; Douglas Kinney Frost
1:40
4
Monkshood. The Second Telling
David Lang; Daniel Zippi; Jay O. Sanders; Laquita Mitchell; Mari-Yan Pringle; Nicole Mitchell; Martin Bakari; Jorell Williams; Brandon Coleman; Harlem String Quartet; Douglas Kinney Frost
6:22
5
Interlude 2
David Lang; Harlem String Quartet; Douglas Kinney Frost
1:09
6
Poison Hemlock. The Third Telling
David Lang; Cree Carrico; Jay O. Sanders; Beverly O'Regan Thiele; Harlem String Quartet; Douglas Kinney Frost
10:48
7
Poison Ivy. The Fourth Telling
David Lang; Isaiah Robinson; Laquita Mitchell; Mari-Yan Pringle; Nicole Mitchell; Martin Bakari; Jorell Williams; Brandon Coleman; Harlem String Quartet; Douglas Kinney Frost
12:01
8
Loco Weed. The Fifth Telling
David Lang; Jay O. Sanders; Christopher Burchett; Laquita Mitchell; Mari-Yan Pringle; Nicole Mitchell; Martin Bakari; Jorell Williams; Brandon Coleman; Harlem String Quartet; Douglas Kinney Frost
10:53
9
Interlude 3. The Disappearence
David Lang; Harlem String Quartet; Douglas Kinney Frost
2:22
10
Black Nightshade. The Sixth Telling
David Lang; Jay O. Sanders; Cree Carrico; Isaiah Robinson; Laquita Mitchell; Harlem String Quartet; Douglas Kinney Frost
5:00
11
Wordless Prayer of Thanks
David Lang; Harlem String Quartet; Douglas Kinney Frost
1:09
12
Foxglove. The Seventh Telling
David Lang; Beverly O'Regan Thiele; Cree Carrico; Isaiah Robinson; Laquita Mitchell; Mari-Yan Pringle; Nicole Mitchell; Martin Bakari; Jorell Williams; Brandon Coleman; Harlem String Quartet; Douglas Kinney Frost
13:49
Total Playing Time    76:19
Based on a one-page story by Ambrose Bierce, this album is a joint collaboration in musical theatre between composer David Lang and playwright Mac Wellman that recounts the tale of an unusual disappearance and ensuing reactions. The story takes place in 1854 near Selma, Alabama, where a planter named Williamson has vanished without a trace while crossing a field. The Harlem String Quartet and a prestigious list of New York City’s established and emerging talent in opera and theatre combine arias with spoken text, emotional melodies with tense drama.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Cantaloupe Music Studio Masters

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